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By Jesse Jarnow

Heads: A Biography of Psychedelic America uncovers a hidden historical past of the most important psychedelic distribution and trust method the area has ever identified. via a suite of fast paced interlocking narratives, it animates the story of an alternative the US and its wide-eyed voters: the LSD-slinging graffiti writers of important Park, the Dead-loving AI scientists of Stanford, utopian complete Earth homesteaders, black marketplace chemists, government-wanted nameless hackers, rogue explorers, East Village bluegrass pickers, religious seekers, net pioneers, marketers, pranksters, pioneering DJs, and a state of Deadheads.

WFMU DJ and veteran tune author Jesse Jarnow attracts on vast new firsthand money owed from many never-before-interviewed topics and a wealth of deep archival learn to create a comic-book-colored and panoramic American panorama, taking readers for a guided travel of the hippie road choked with lit-up explorers, top journeys, immense busts, and scenic vistas, from Vermont to the Pacific Northwest, from the previous global head capitals of San Francisco and ny to the geodesic dome-dotted valleys of Colorado and New Mexico. And with the psychedelic study getting into the mainstream for the 1st time in a long time, Heads additionally recounts the tale of the quiet entheogenic revolution that for years has been brewing resiliently within the Dead's Technicolor shadow.

Featuring over 4 dozen pictures, many by no means sooner than seen-including pop artist Keith Haring's first publicly offered work-Heads weaves on of the 20 th and twenty first centuries' such a lot misunderstood subcultures into the material of the nation's historical past. Written for someone who questioned what occurred to the heads after the Acid assessments, throughout the '70s, in the course of the Drug conflict, and directly to the psychedelic current, Heads collects the basic historical past of ways LSD, Deadheads, tie-dye, and the occasional undesirable journey became regularly occurring positive factors of the yank experience.

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